We’re Facing a Maternity Leave Crisis

The United States is facing an epidemic with devastating consequences for mothers and infants. According to a new report, nearly one in four mothers, most of them low-wage, may be returning to work within two weeks of giving birth. Many others who take more time to heal and bond with their babies are facing financial […]

Tech Companies Take Big Leaps On Family Leave

Less than a week after Netflix announced that it would being offering corporate employees up to a year off to care for new babies, both Microsoft and Adobe Systems Inc. have joined the rising tide of tech companies with progressive parental leave policies. Last Wednesday, Microsoft announced that all new parents will receive 12 weeks […]

Jennifer Dulski: Leading on Paid Parental Leave

This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. Jennifer Dulski wants to eliminate gender inequality in the workplace, one parental leave at a time. Dulski […]

My Big Fat Feminist Pregnancy

What has been feminist about my pregnancy? For starters, being in control of my fertility and being able to decide the timing of it. Because such a large part of my job focuses on U.S. foreign policy on global reproductive health and rights, the importance of women being able to access birth control and be […]